There is no way around it; we all age and will likely make it to our elderly years. Thus, it is important to consider ways to protect yourself, as the unexpected could happen at any age. And if a person in New York is no longer able to make decisions on their own due to incapacitation or any other reason, it is vital to have certain documents in place to protect yourself and outline your wishes.
It is scary to think about a time where you won’t be able to make decisions for yourself. However, it is a possible reality. Therefore, the attorneys at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, recognize the importance of fully understanding the importance of establishing a guardianship and including powers of attorneys in one’s estate plan.
Whether you are planning for the future or your loved one is currently struggling with serious physical or mental challenges, our law firm is available to help our clients at every phase of the process. This means taking the time to explain these documents and what happens when they are executed. It also means understanding what happens when a person is appointed as a guardian or what powers are afforded to those named in a power of attorney.
The idea behind guardianship or a power of attorney is that a trusted person is named to help make important medical and financial decisions. Thus, our law firm helps individuals draft these documents and is also available to help clients establish these powers and rights in the event that a loved one becomes incapacitated or unable to make decisions on his or her own.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s guardianship website. Establishing a guardianship or powers of attorney are not an easy or simple task. It is one that takes time and thought. It is also a process that can benefit from legal assistance and guidance, helping to ensure one’s rights and interests are protected.